Minnesota Vikings’ star wide receiver Justin Jefferson has stated that he plans to return to the field only when he has fully recovered from his hamstring injury. Jefferson, who sustained the injury in Week 5, has been on injured reserve since then and has not practiced as of November 8. The team’s coach, Kevin O’Connell, has stated that Jefferson will not return until he is at 100% health.
Despite being eligible to practice, the team may choose to keep him sidelined for the upcoming Monday night game against the Chicago Bears to take advantage of the ensuing bye week. O’Connell emphasized that the team wants to ensure that Jefferson is fully recovered and ready to play in the upcoming games after the bye week. He stated that Jefferson’s long-term career with the Vikings is a top priority for the team.
However, fans’ fantasy football interests are not a consideration in Jefferson’s return timeline, as he emphasized that his health is the most important factor in determining when he will return to the field.